Sponsoring the Sustainable Communities Division!

The APA Sustainable Communities Division supports planners who are committed to integrating all aspects of sustainability into their work through the combined economic, social, and ecological factors that shape our communities.

Sponsorship Benefits 2016-2017

Your organization’s sponsorship of the Sustainable Communities Division provides you with direct access to thousands of planners who are interested in being at the forefront of their profession! Your benefits, outlined in the document linked below, include recognition in our bi-annual newsletter and biweekly e-bulletin, as well as your logo displayed on our blog and our official website. Benefits also include recognition at all Division-sponsored events.

Read more details.

APA Sustainable Communities Division – Student Essay Contest

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Submit your essay by February 27, 2016

The Sustainable Communities Division is welcoming submissions for its first ever student essay contest. The contest aims to recognize and foster the academic excellence of university students pursuing studies in fields related to sustainable community planning. One undergraduate student and one graduate student will receive an award of $250 each for essays on any subject that address items in the APA’s Comprehensive Plan Standards for Sustaining Places through a planning perspective. Winners will be recognized at the APA conference in Phoenix.

We are seeking judges for the student essay contest. Interested? Please express your interest to Mark Teschauer at markteschauer@gmail.com by February 20.

Read more about the submission requirements, review process and criteria.

APA’s Sustainable Communities Division National Conference Scholarships

APA’s Sustainable Communities Division

National Conference Scholarships

Sustainability Champions & Volunteers

Deadline: Jan 29, 2016, 12:00 PM (noon) pacific time

To thank the Sustainability Champions and Division Volunteers for their commitment to sustainable communities, SCD is providing two $500 scholarships to go toward attending the 2016 National Conference in Phoenix. Depending on funding, SCD may be able to provide more scholarships.

Read more about criteria and applying method.


The 3rd Annual Awards for Excellence in Sustainability



Apply by February 29, 2016

The Sustainable Communities Division, in partnership with the International and Urban Design & Preservation Divisions, is pleased to announce the call for nominees for the 3rd Annual Excellence in Sustainability Awards.  These awards honor projects, plans, policies, individuals, and organizations who are dedicated to supporting and growing sustainable communities.  Read more about awards categories and the application process.

e-Bulletin for 01/14/2016


In this issue:

  • Top 10 Urban Design Stories of 2015
  • Copenhagen’s New Bike Bridge
  • Paris COP21 Conference
  • HUD Renew300 Initiatives
  • Pilot Microgrids project in Eugene, OR
  • And more!

Read the full bulletin online.

e-Bulletin for 12/31/2015


In this issue:

  • Accessory Dwelling Units in Vancouver
  • StreetsBlog USA 2o15 Best and Worst Voting
  • Rent and the Creative Class
  • Senior Playgrounds
  • Grants for City Parks
  • And more!

Read the full bulletin online.

e-Bulletin for 12/17/2015


In this issue:

  • Climate Change and Power Lines
  • Parking Minimums Rules
  • Hybrid Streetcar
  • Electric Vehicle Highway
  • “Ugly Mug” Food
  • And more!

Read the full bulletin online.